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Budget session to continue till June 29

Budget session to continue till June 29

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser chaired a meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee in the Parliament House to discuss the tentative schedule for the Budget Session of the National Assembly

It was decided that Budget Session will continue till June, 29. It was decided that general discussion on the Budget will be initiated from June 14, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue will wind up the general discussion on the Budget followed by discussion on appropriation in respect of charged expenditure 2019-2020 on June 25.

It was further decided that discussion and voting on cut motions and demand for grants in respect of voted expenditure 2019-2020 will be taken up on June 26, and 27.

It decided that the consideration and passage of Finance Bill, 2019 will take place on June 28, whereas the discussion on supplementary demands for grants and appropriation 2018-19 in respect of charged and voted expenditure and laying of schedule of authorized expenditure 2018-2019 would take place on 29thJune, 2019. The committee agreed that the sittings of the National Assembly will also be held on Saturday.

The committee was informed that the question hour and other non-legislative business will remain suspended during the Budget Session.

The meeting was attended by Ministers Syed Ijaz Shah, Chaudhry Fawad Hussian, Pervaiz Khattak, Shafqat Mehmood, Azam Khan Swati, Dr Sherin Mehrunissa Mazari, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Deputy Speaker  Qasim Khan Suri, MNAs Malik Amir Dogar, Mr. Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan,  Khalid Khan Magsi, Riaz Fatayna,  Hasan Baloch and Shazia Marri.